Gluepot Reserve Birdwatching TourPrice from $395
Birdlife Australia's Gluepot Reserve is located near the township of Waikerie (175 kilometres from Adelaide). Nationally recognised as a birdwatching paradise, this 50,000 hectare area of mallee eucalypt scrub contains many specialised and endangered bird species.
A guided birding tour with Southern Birding Services is the best way to find the area's sought-after species. Tours are scheduled on request and leave from Waikerie early in the morning to arrive at Gluepot around before sunrise.
Look for Malleefowl, Red-lored Whistler, Striated Grasswren and Shy Heathwren while the sun rises over centuries-old mallee eucalypts and sand dunes covered in spinifex grass. In the taller, denser woodland in between the dunes you will target species such as Gilbert's Whistler, Hooded Robin, Chestnut Quail-thrush and Southern Scrubrobin, while patches of Casuarina woodland hold Inland Thornbill, White-browed Treecreeper and Major Mitchell Cockatoo. You may even be extremely lucky and come across a Scarlet-chested Parrot!
Spend a relaxing hour having lunch (bring your own) in one of the bird hides, watching parrots and many of Gluepot's 10 species of Honeyeater. You'll also call in at the impressive visitor's centre to check out the displays.
Departs: contact operator for departure details.
395 to $
AUD575.00 for up 2 people (12 hours), each additional person $50. Morning tea/coffee, snacks, drinking water supplied. BYO lunch (cool box on board)
Adventure and Outdoors Tours
Nature and wildlife
Land - Motorised
Access With Assistance for the Disabled
Disabled access available, contact operator for details